[hpc-announce] CFP: the second international FedICI'2014 workshop "Federative and interoperable cloud infrastructures" of Euro-par 2014

Gabor Kecskemeti kecskemeti.gabor at sztaki.mta.hu
Wed Apr 30 02:49:04 CDT 2014

The second international FedICI'2014 workshop on Federative and interoperable cloud infrastructures,
August 25-29, 2014, Porto, Portugal 
organized in conjunction with Euro-par 2014 

Workshop theme 

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud systems allow the dynamic creation, destruction and management of Virtual Machines (VM) on virtualized clusters. IaaS clouds provide a high-level of abstraction to the end user that allows the creation of on-demand services through a pay as you go infrastructure combined with elasticity. As a result, many academic infrastructure service providers have started transitions to add cloud resources to their previously existing campus and shared grid deployments. To complete such solutions, they should also support the unification of multiple cloud and/or cloud and grid solutions in a seamless, preferably interoperable way. Hybrid, community or multi-clouds may utilize more than one cloud system, which are also called as a cloud federations. The management of such federations raise several challenges and open issues that require significant research work to be done in this area. 

This workshop will provide a dedicated forum for sharing the latest results, exchanging ideas and experiences, presenting new research, development and management of interoperable, federated IaaS cloud systems. The aim of the workshop is to help the community with defining the current state, determining further goals and presenting architectures and service frameworks to achieve highly interoperable federated cloud infrastructures. Priority will be given to submissions that focus on presenting solutions to interoperability and efficient management challenges faced by current and future infrastructure clouds. Selection will prioritize papers that document and present measured comparisons or practical information on realistic, real-world solutions. 

All submissions will be peer-reviewed and judged on correctness, originality, technical strength, significance, quality of presentation and relevance to the topics of interest. 

Papers may be submitted on any topic relevant to the theme of the workshop, including but not limited to: 

Case studies of interoperable and federated solutions across multiple infrastructures including mixed grid and cloud systems 
Application programming interfaces and standards for interoperability and federation 
Federation-compatible service agreements, SLAs and quality of service systems 
Virtual machine scheduling, management and deployment algorithms in federated systems (considering multi-objective solutions, scalability, energy efficiency etc.) 
Accounting, identity management and security solutions that support federation-level models 
Legal issues and data privacy in federated Cloud management 
Performance evaluation, prediction and comparison of federated cloud systems 
Storage management, focusing on interoperability and multi cloud placement 
Novel IaaS architectures incorporating federative constructs in their foundations 
Virtual appliance marketplaces and repositories meeting the demands and serving multi-cloud systems 

Submission guidelines 

Authors are required to submit original, unpublished research or overviews on Federative and interoperable cloud infrastructures. Manuscripts should be limited to 12 pages in Springer LNCS format and submitted through the EasyChair submission system (during submission please don't forget to select the track of the workshop). Accepted papers that are presented at the workshop will be published in revised form in a special Euro-Par Workshop Volume in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series after the Euro-Par conference. 

Important dates 

Deadline for paper submission: 30th May 2014 
Acceptance notification: 4th July 2014 
Workshop early registration: 25th July 2014 
Workshop: 25th-26th August 2014 (the workshop's actual date will be decided based on the number of submissions) 
Camera ready paper due: 3rd October 2014 

Workshop Chair: 

Gabor Kecskemeti, MTA SZTAKI and University of Miskolc, Hungary 

Co chairs: 

Attila Kertesz, MTA SZTAKI and University of Szeged, Hungary 
Attila Csaba Marosi, MTA SZTAKI, Hungary 
Radu Prodan, Distributed and Parallel Systems group, Institut für Informatik, University of Innsbruck, Austria 

Program Committee 
Jameela Al-Jaroodi, United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates 
Salvatore Distefano, Politecnico di Milano, Italy 
Eduardo Huedo Cuesta, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain 
Gabor Kecskemeti, University of Innsbruck, Austria 
Attila Kertesz, MTA SZTAKI and University of Szeged, Hungary 
Philipp Leitner, University of Zurich, Switzerland 
Daniele Lezzi, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spain 
Attila Csaba Marosi, MTA SZTAKI, Hungary 
Nader Mohamed, United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates 
Zsolt Nemeth, MTA SZTAKI, Hungary 
Ariel Oleksiak, Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Cener, Poland 
Anne-Cecile Orgerie, CNRS, Myriads, IRISA, France 
Simon Ostermann, University of Innsbruck, Austria 
Dana Petcu, Western University of Timisoara, Romania 
Radu Prodan, University of Innsbruck, Austria 
Ivan Rodero, Rutgers the State University of New Jersey, USA 
Matthias Schmidt, 1&1 Internet AG, Germany 
Alan Sill, Texas Tech University 
Gergely Sipos, European Grid Infrastructure, Netherlands 
Massimo Villari, University of Messina, Italy

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